Bucs Now In Third PlaceOctober 3rd, 2010
Somewhat surprising events in the NFC South today. The top teams looked very mediocre.
The Saints squeeked out a victory at home against winless Carolina, 16-14, likely thanks to the Panthers’ putting themselves out of field goal range after a five-yard loss on third down late. Carolina played an extremely physical game.
Atlanta had to mount a comeback at home against winless San Francisco. They also were victorious 16-14.
Both the Saints and Falcons sit at 3-1, with the Bucs at 2-1 and waiting to head to Cincinnati next week. The Bengals’ passing game was back in full force Sunday, but they fell to 2-2 in what was a darn good game in Cleveland.
Of course, all this means a whole lot of nothing. In Carson Palmer, the Bucs will see the best quarterback they’ve faced to date this season, and they’re going to have to re-establish a pass rush.
After watching the Bengals today, Joe would have to say Sunday is a winnable game, although the Bucs must manufacture a running game.